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Law enforcement officials in Arizona -- incensed about the supreme court's ruling on SB 1070.
They think their ability to do their jobs has been compromised.
Correspondent Shannon Bream explains.
They said the Arizona.
Is drop dead Arizona.
Got dead and go away within hours of the supreme court's decision upholding one key provision of Arizona's immigration law.
The Department of Homeland Security directed immigration enforcement -- in Arizona not to take action with respect to any individual -- local or state police identify as an illegal immigrant.
Unless that person is considered a high priority target such as a convicted -- And I'm gonna have to try to work around those.
It's come up with some of my own ideas within the constitution.
And the laws.
But distances the you know the government is now trying to Carter.
-- here in Arizona she.
In addition DHS terminated so called 287 G agreements with the Arizona.
Which allow police there to perform immigration enforcement actions in some cases.
I would think that the American people would think.
Long and -- about what it.
The federal government is doing and why aren't they abiding by the rule of law it's it's -- and constable.
The moves come on the heels of president Obama's admonition for lawmakers to view the supreme court's decision as a wakeup call to get moving on immigration legislation.
-- administration get a boost from language in the majority opinion by justice Anthony Kennedy.
A portion seems to track language in the DREAM Act which would offer a path to citizenship for many young people who are in the US illegally.
Kennedy wrote quote.
The equities of an individual case may turn on many factors including whether the alien has children born in the United States.
Long ties to the community or record of distinguished military service.
Court watchers more important that language shouldn't be interpreted any more broadly than it was intended.
I'd be careful not to over -- deprivation does it seems pretty clear that what the court was talking about was how you exercise discretion -- individual cases -- that's of the language.
That they use individual cases.
And today tree house Republicans sent a letter to the head of immigration and customs enforcement.
-- agency's decision to stop fully enforcing immigration laws in Arizona.
We'll put citizens -- -- in quote grave danger and asking the agency to reconsider -- -- Thursday we expect for the big ruling on the president's health care law from the Supreme Court whether it's upheld or not.
There's already been a great deal of money spent implementing it.
We know how much so -- well as you know parts of the bill have already rolled out the law has already gone into effect so that is gonna cost some money.
But it asked it puts us at about fourteen billion dollars already paid out private employers hospitals pharmacists.
Other groups including the -- sad that a got a set of exchanges and be ready if the law is upheld.
Thursday we'll find out if for the administration it's been good use of money.
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